Young Olympic Weightlifter has Pan Am in Sight

Original Source: Tough Competition Magazine

Maya Laylor lifts over 400-pounds on her best competition days.

As an Olympic weightlifter, she trains up to six hours a day perfecting the snatch and clean and jerk. Both lifts combined have 18 total incorrect movements that any athlete is susceptible of committing.

It is a sport with so much attention on the weight and heavy lift aspects that many look past the technical strategy needed to be successful.

How much weight the athlete lifted is a far more popular question than how fast they lifted it, or how fluid the movement was.

This sport has more to it than a heavy weight reputation, just as Laylor is more than her muscular, fit figure… Full Story.